Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Importance of Arts Education

Obviously, teaching academics is the most important business of our schools. However, learning is more than just reciting facts or punching numbers. Learning is about life. Its about confidently standing up and saying, "Folks, this is who I am--you can take me or leave me!" It's about being able to manage the dual burdens of criticism and applause. It's about taking risks, and learning how to leave everything on the table.

The entrepreneurs of tomorrow will take their first risks in music class or in drama class or in gym class. For this reason, we must encourage the arts and athletics in our public schools; otherwise, we may leave untapped a vast well of potential leadership. - Mike Huckabee
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